Use official North Carolina forms or work with your attorney for special instructions. NC forms are available at hospitals, doctor’s offices, churches, or by going online to www.secretary.state.nc.us/ahcdr/Forms.aspx.
Carefully read over the forms. Discuss the issues with family, friends, medical providers, clergy, etc.
Complete the forms to make your personal wishes known.
Sign the forms in front of two witnesses and a notary.
Share your decisions – discuss your decisions especially with your designated Health Care Power of Attorney or proxy.
Provide copies to your doctors, family members, and friends. Place a copy in the glove box of your car. Keep the original in a safe place.